Meadows was warned of attainable Jan. 6 violence, official testifies

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Former President Donald Trump’s Chief of Employees Mark Meadows was warned about the potential of violence forward of the Jan. 6 Capitol protests, a former White Home official testified.

Cassidy Hutchinson, former particular assistant to the president and coordinator for legislative affairs, informed the Home committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot that Meadows was warned forward of time a few chance of violence, in line with a committee court filing Friday.

“I know that there were concerns brought forward to Mr. Meadows. I don’t know. I don’t want to speculate whether or not they perceived them as genuine concerns, but I know that people had brought information forward to him that had indicated that there could be violence on the 6th. But, again, I’m not sure if he, what he did with that information internally,” Hutchinson stated. 

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Hutchinson clarified she didn’t know what data was given to Meadows or the way it was used afterward.

Capitol Police during the Jan. 6 riot

Capitol Police throughout the Jan. 6 riot
(AP Photograph/Evan Vucci)

“I just remember Mr. Ornato coming in and saying that we had intel reports saying that there could potentially be violence on the 6th,” Hutchinson continued. “And Mr. Meadows said, ‘All right. Let’s talk about it.’”

Hutchinson was apparently referring to Secret Service official Anthony Ornato.

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speaks with reporters at the White House Sept. 17, 2020, in Washington.

White Home Chief of Employees Mark Meadows speaks with reporters on the White Home Sept. 17, 2020, in Washington.
(AP Photograph/Alex Brandon)

This testimony is the most recent try and deliver Meadows into the Jan. 6 investigation. Meadows has refused to interview on the problem and denied any duty to testify. He has, nevertheless, continuously complied with turning over related paperwork to the committee.

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